Who's gardening this year?

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    Jan 23, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    It's time to be planning out the garden and ordering seeds. The greenhouse comes alive in a couple of weeks!
    What are you going to grow this year? Grand landscape designs or just a window box?
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 23, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I'll be growing my planters like usual until I get a real place.

    Tomatoes, peppers, basil, rosemary has it's own pots. Lemon trees and coffee trees will also go outside if I can find sunny space.

    I'm praying my peppers do HALF as well this year as last. I got 8 beautiful orange peppers from one bush!
  • fryblock

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    Jan 23, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    I just bought 5 more plants for my place! I how have 18 different types and they are all doing so well.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 23, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    I've already bought a bunch of seeds. I like to have all those things that prefer to germinate in the cold ready to go. The average last frost date here is May 6th, so I might be jumping the gun.
  • DenveRyk

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    Jan 23, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    Can't wait! We get a late start here in Colorado, but once the warm weather comes, in go the tomatoes, herbs (oregano, basil, dill), onions, carrots, beans, and of course, zucchini. Im looking forward to adding another veggie or two this year. I tried broccoli last year, but it didn't do anything! We are just now finishing the last of the onions!
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    Jan 23, 2008 11:57 PM GMT
    i'm ashamed to admit it, but this is one of those ironies... i'm a landscape architect, yet i haven't made my yard the showplace it should be. my property SHOULD be my portfolio. Ummm... not so much. it looks nice, but it certainly doesn't look NIIIIIICE. so, i sheepishly icon_redface.gif say, good on all of you for doing it AND doing it right!
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    Jan 24, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    I'm in Atlanta, and we can't water anything with public water. I've got a rain barrel ready to hook up if and when I get gutters installed. Short of that, it's not going to be pretty. icon_sad.gif
    I wish the Governor would've prayed harder...
  • DenveRyk

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    Jan 24, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    Hey, Nicensmooth--not to worry about the condition of your yard. I clean houses for a living, but would be totally embarrassed if any of my clients saw my digs!! They love my work (I have been with some for 8 and 9 years!), but when I get home, cleaning my own polace is the LAST thing I want to do!
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    Jan 24, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    I don't think I can tolerate watching the death of yet another miracle of science, so, I'm just gonna buy some plastic plants and spray them with Febreze.
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    Jan 24, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    Planning on putting in more rosebushes and moving the azaleas, but that's about it.
  • olden

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    Jan 24, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Three varieties of tomatoes - one fancy, one cherry and one standard. These are grown in barrels. Three varieties each of lettuce and spinach and one row of radishes. Love to grow cukes and squashes, but too much vine room required. I am able to grow my salads from late Spring into early Fall. One of the few pluses of living in SoCal.
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    Jan 24, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    McGay saidI don't think I can tolerate watching the death of yet another miracle of science, so, I'm just gonna buy some plastic plants and spray them with Febreze.


    i wish they'd have taught me that in school! four long-ass years for nothing! damn.
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    Jan 24, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    Dahlias, lots of weird, wacky dahlias that remind me of being a child, when the blooms seemed bigger than my own head and the stems were taller than me. We grow 'em at our place in the mountains.

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    Jan 24, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    Does growing mildew on my shower curtain count?
  • art_smass

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    Jan 24, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    Last year the dahlias I purchased should have looked exactly like that! Instead, I got a crappy, dwarf mignonette in the package with that beautiful, orange blossom pictured on the front. I was livid!

    I've actually sold a ton of work to gardening magazines. I've also been a competitive gardener. Christopher Guest will probably make a movie about freaks like me one day. However, I've recently retired from competition to run the competition. Now I get to judge the freaks from afar.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 24, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    I'm lazy, I buy plants from a local family owned greenhouse/garden center.
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    Jan 24, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    art_smass saidLast year the dahlias I purchased should have looked exactly like that! Instead, I got a crappy, dwarf mignonette in the package with that beautiful, orange blossom pictured on the front. I was livid!

    Visions of Edward Scissorhands are dancing in my head.

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 24, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    Well let me say, I'm nutcase when it comes to my landscaping and gardening work. I love it and spend thousands on flowers, unusual grasses around my landscape pond, pots, hanging baskets, bark and mulch.

    I plan to have fewer tomatoes this year, they took over the whole place, probably fewer pumpkins, etc.
    I blame my Dad... he got me into it when I was just an elementary school kid....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    Hey nicensmoothla --- so your a landscaper eh !!! I'm putting in a water feature in my 5 level yard (I live on a mountainside outcropping), can you tell me if a 1 inch pipe is big enough to move the necessary amount of water (to keep it fresh) for a 150 gallon "pond" at the bottom, pumping it up to at 75 gallon "pond" ? I've already planted tomato seeds, holly hock seeds (by planting them this early they can be "fooled" into blooming this year, unually it takes two seasons to bloom) and have done a lot of "sticking" to sprout new rose plants from stems I've cut, and will be planting more in the next few weeks so the plants will be ready for spring.
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:58 AM GMT
    After 13 years of having a vegetable garden (with some flowers, but mostly things you can eat) I'm now in an apartment with a balcony that faces NNW. Not a lot of sun, but I did have a tomato plant and herbs. Hope to be able to do lettuce and such. Container planting is much different than being able to put things in the ground.
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    I planted a cherry tree and small royal star magnolia trees in my backyard. In the process, I managed to hurt my back... icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    Had luck with dahlias last year and will be putting in a lot more this year. I do have to learn how to divide them. I've ruined so many in the past, and sliced my hands up, too! Neighbor's trees are getting bigger every year, shading more and more of our city lot, so will be looking for perennials for shade for one bed.

    Also have to do something about the ratty lawn in front. Tear it up and reseed?
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    Grew some tomatoes and cucumbers on my porch this year. I just planted some more of each tonight to grow in my south facing bedroom window (icon_evil.gif/icon_biggrin.gif) along with some odd herbs.

    The orchids and the monster (Monstera) are doing well indoors.

    Spring - planning on getting some bulbs ready and starting peppers and tomatoes indoors for an outdoor planter.

    Sadly the potted orange/grapefruit tree died (7 years old), but I'll be starting a new one this summer as well as bringing down the passion vine from WI (the other monster). Maybe I'll attempt a full-size potted rose? We'll see... as for the yard - it's not mine. The landscape company can deal with that.

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    Jan 24, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    The growing season here in subtropical South Florida is a bit contrary to the rest of the country, running from September through May. We didn't get our garden in until just before Christmas, but out there right now are tomatoes, snap peas, carrots, radishes, arugula, onions, and herbs. The romaine bolted just this past week. Oh and there are some volunteer varietal pumpkins that sprouted out of the compost pile.

    We're going to do a second planting soon, which will include cucumbers and strawberries, if we can find them at the nursery,

    You can't more local than your own yard!


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    Mar 06, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    I just planted a nice set of Red and White Tupils
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    then Orange and Yellow Daffodills
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    and last but not the least a mix of pink, white and blue Hyacinths.
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    Since I don't have a huge backyard, had to plant everything is pots icon_sad.gif.

    Will post their picks when they blossom.....